"We do hold them to a different standard, because of what they've done in the past," agreed Storms.
The Mail app's update was part of a larger refresh of several Windows 8 and Windows RT core apps that included Calendar and Message. The update to Calendar was notable for pulling the synchronization plug with Google Apps for Business, a rival to Microsoft's Office suite.
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The Windows Store's update for Mail does not even mention the fact that a security vulnerability has been patched in the app.
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